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Corneal perforation with secondary congenital aphakia in Peters anomaly.

AbstractPURPOSE:
To describe two cases of secondary congenital aphakia in association with Peters anomaly.
METHODS:
Two infants were noted to have corneal opacification at birth. Each child was found to have Peters anomaly requiring corneal transplantation in 1 or both eyes.
RESULTS:
Each child underwent penetrating keratoplasty, revealing absence of the crystalline lens in 1 eye. Histopathologic evaluation of the corneal buttons was performed. Each specimen showed full-thickness corneal defects with lens remnants.
CONCLUSIONS:
Secondary congenital aphakia from corneal perforation should be considered in the presentation of severe Peters anomaly.
AuthorsChris S Banning, Douglas M Blackmon, C Diane Song, Hans E Grossniklaus
JournalCornea (Cornea) Vol. 24 Issue 1 Pg. 118-20 (Jan 2005) ISSN: 0277-3740 [Print] United States
PMID15604880 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Aphakia (congenital, surgery)
  • Cornea (abnormalities)
  • Corneal Opacity (congenital, surgery)
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Keratoplasty, Penetrating
  • Lens, Crystalline (abnormalities)
  • Male
  • Rupture, Spontaneous

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